Life’s Too Short

Cori’s Pick: Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez Welcome to the second installment of Beach Read Season 2021!  Are you sweating?  Yeah, me too, but I’m just happy to be here.  The good news is there are so many great books out right now to distract us from the cruel Florida heat.  Life’s Too Short…

Farewell, My Lovely

Bob’s Pick: Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler It is the 1940’s. You live in Los Angeles, California. You open the door to the local bar and grill. You are immediately greeted by a tsunami of cigarette smoke and your visibility becomes near zero. With outstretched hands, you guide yourself to the nearest barstool and…

People We Meet on Vacation

Cori’s Pick: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry I took a look at this week’s forecast and noticed the temperatures would be above 90 every day.  (tell me you live in Florida without telling me you live in Florida) and so with that, I believe BEACH READ SEASON has officially begun!   Also, we…

The Buried Giant

Bob’s Pick: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro This book piqued my curiosity. It is written by a Japanese gentleman, who happens to be one of Great Britain’s greatest authors. In fact, Mr. Ishiguro won the Noble prize for literature in 2017. I was duly impressed and just had to read this novel. After reading…

The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food

Rebecca’s Pick: The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food by Joseph Tychonievich & Liz Anna Kozik It’s that time of year again when the beautiful weather makes me feel inspired to start growing plants. Time and time again I’ve gone to a big box store and bought some of those almost-dead plants on the clearance…

Between Two Kingdoms

Cori’s Pick:  Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad Fresh out of college, 22 year old Suleika Jaouad has just moved to Paris, is pursuing her dream job and has fallen in love.  But what literally started as an itch on her legs quickly escalates and throws her life into…

Forever and a Day

Bob’s Pick: Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz Who can resist the “tour de force” that is James Bond? As an agent for her majesty’s secret service, his debonair demeanor, his handsome features, his smart appearance, his dry British wit, all make him a man to be envied and admired. Yet, like a bejeweled…

The Bad Muslim Discount

Cori’s Pick:  The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed Masood The title is what initially caught my attention of this debut by Syed Masood, paired with the fact that the cover is gorgeous – yes, the librarian will indeed judge a book by its cover – no apologies.  Per usual with books (and people) the contents…

Hamnet

Jane’s Pick: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Hamnet is a fictionalized account of the death of Shakespeare’s young son Hamnet, but the story isn’t about Shakespeare at all – his name is never mentioned. He is, in turns, called the Latin tutor, the father, the husband. This is one of my favorite aspects of the book,…

Greenlights

Rebecca’s Pick: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey I’ve never been a huge Matthew McConaughey fan, but I’ve never outright disliked him either. I don’t know about you, but I when I hear his name I immediately get the mental image of Wooderson from Dazed and Confused who oozed cool as he uttered the iconic line “alright,…